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Door to Door (2002)
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. Bill Porter is one of those heroes. Born with cerebral palsy, he was told for many years that he was unemployable. But with the unwavering support of a dedicated mother and an indomitable spirit that has become his trademark, Porter did support himself as a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: salesman, disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, changing lives, against the odds, misfit, society, ambition, underdog, hopes, door to door salesman, americana, public humiliation, physical disability, contact, party, female nudity, ritual, gift, abuse, embarrassment, scolding
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and touching films with plots about hopes, human spirit, against the odds, misfit, power relations, disability and society mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Door to Door: Temple Grandin (2010), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Miracle Run (2004), Terry (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, disability, female protagonist, scientist, inventor, teacher, mother daughter relationship, ambition, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, coping, family problems, hopes, self discovery, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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49%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, feminist film
Plot: autism, youth, twins, human spirit, against the odds, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: marathon, cross country, terminal illness, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, family relations, disability, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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41%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, leadership, society, social relations, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
Place: usa, california
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38%
Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: blindness, prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, music, piano
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, feminist film
Plot: support group, against the odds, human spirit, idealism, dedicated educator, society, teenage life, hopes, teachers and students, children, child abuse, neglect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, against the odds, isolation, doctors and patients, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: talky, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, disability, circus, power relations, social misfits, society, hopes, life is a bitch, against the odds, human nature, human spirit, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: chess, school, teacher, misfit, youth, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, juvenile delinquency, elementary school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: deaf, mute or deaf, sport, underdog, wrestler, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, human spirit, rags to riches, life is a bitch, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, ambition, success, down on your luck, single father, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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36%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, medical, prejudice, human spirit, interracial relations, surgeon, surgery, african american, friendship between men, university, patient, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, prison guard, life is a bitch, ambition, society, rebellion, confined, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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34%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, child abuse, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, parents and children, isolation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, family relations, power relations, underdog, youth, dealing with death, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctor, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, lifetime, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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32%
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From the Rough (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, sport, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle, hopes, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: runner, sport, olympic gold medalist, marathon, paralysis, disability, rehabilitation, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
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32%
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Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, mentally challenged, radio, friendship, prejudice, bully, courage, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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31%
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1000 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, uplifting, motivational ...
Plot: rehabilitation, college, basketball player, ambition, therapist, recovery, gym, hopes, sport, against the odds, paralysis, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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31%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: boxer, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, follow your dream, boxing, prodigy, rise to the top, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
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30%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medical, against the odds, african american, neurosurgeon, human spirit, doctors, surgery, ambition, medical school, doctor, surgeon, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
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30%
The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: paralysis, disability, hospital, self fulfillment, against the odds, human spirit, rehabilitation, hopes, changing lives, contests and competitions, dignity, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
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29%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: blind character, coming of age, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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29%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, disability, handicapped, human spirit, fall in love, depression, biker, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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29%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, illness, nun, dedicated educator, teachers and students, female protagonist, sign language, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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